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I don’t see it as payback at all.  There are no more Canadian teams in the league and now there is the CPL, Canadians should be considered international players.  The same way Americans in the CPL sho

The league has nothing to gain business-wise doing this. You can be sure that the 3 MLS teams would use this precedent to apply pressure to get their reserve squads in the league cementing the "2nd ra

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Jordan Webb has left Singapore. He was in Romania briefly, visiting an old teammate who currently plays the second tier and potentially sniffing around for one last pro contract abroad. Anyways, he's heading back to Canada now.

He's turning 33 soon but seems to have still been effective recently as a pro winger, hasn't had many injuries, and may be of interest to a couple of the Ontario sides, at least.

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7 hours ago, nolando said:

Jordan Webb has left Singapore. He was in Romania briefly, visiting an old teammate who currently plays the second tier and potentially sniffing around for one last pro contract abroad. Anyways, he's heading back to Canada now.

He's turning 33 soon but seems to have still been effective recently as a pro winger, hasn't had many injuries, and may be of interest to a couple of the Ontario sides, at least.

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"FC Edmonton has signed Tobias Warschewski to a contract for the 2021 season".

These type of signings concern me, seems to be players from low levels, a lot also seem to be on there way down and have now been released by the lower level club.  2021 will be telling for the international scouting system, if a bunch of the players are busts a might be a short lived experiment.  It was hard to evaluate 2020, a lot of players couldn't play and those that did only had 7-10 games to show their value.  I can't see many of the signings having resale value, which seems to be purpose of this recruiting system.

The other factor is taking away roster spots from Canadian players for those teams who would like to go with minimum internationals, like Pacific FC.

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8 hours ago, MM3/MM2/MM said:

"FC Edmonton has signed Tobias Warschewski to a contract for the 2021 season".

These type of signings concern me, seems to be players from low levels, a lot also seem to be on there way down and have now been released by the lower level club.  2021 will be telling for the international scouting system, if a bunch of the players are busts a might be a short lived experiment.  It was hard to evaluate 2020, a lot of players couldn't play and those that did only had 7-10 games to show their value.  I can't see many of the signings having resale value, which seems to be purpose of this recruiting system.

The other factor is taking away roster spots from Canadian players for those teams who would like to go with minimum internationals, like Pacific FC.

The Swedish Zetterberg international played a large part of Fced getting in last place in island games, I felt. Calgary Calvry already said the international rule is impacting Canadians. Don't think Europeans clubs are looking for Europeans that are having success in the cpl for a transfer but are looking for young Canadians like Davies. 

 

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12 hours ago, MM3/MM2/MM said:

"FC Edmonton has signed Tobias Warschewski to a contract for the 2021 season".

These type of signings concern me, seems to be players from low levels, a lot also seem to be on there way down and have now been released by the lower level club.

Note the wording "contract for the 2021 season". According to transfermarkt he is out of contract again on Dec 1 2021:

https://www.transfermarkt.co.in/tobias-warschewski/profil/spieler/389804

so difficult to see how a transfer fee could ever be obtained. There is no apparent Moneyball strategy at work here in resale terms.

This looks like a case of deliberately bringing in a relatively young import with very limited fully pro options elsewhere for one season only (next season he won't be U-23 any more) in preference to allocating one of the few liveable full time salaries to a Canadian of around the same age who could easily turn out to be of comparable quality and could be developed for possible transfer on a contract with multiyear options.

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I wonder about ways to have a few higher profile Canadians playing in the CPL, players such as Hamilton, Jackson-Hamel, Wright, and others. I decide to write a note to CPL Commissioner, Clanachan. I suggested:

1) The CPL negotiate a player sponsorship/salary deal with each of the Canada's largest banks, these being (in no particular order) Royal, BMO, Scotia, TD, CIBS, Desjardins, National, and HSBC.

2) Each bank would adopt one CPL club and sponsor an agreed upon percentage of the team's player salaries. A ceiling might be set at $150,000.00, or thereabouts, per season sponsorship.

3) Each team would then sign a couple of higher priced (simply by the soccer player market) nad, presumably, high quality Canadian players. This would give those Canadian players a financial incentive to to play in the CPL, and could well increase the standard of play in the league.

4) This strategy could help to solidify the goal of providing more opportunity for Canadians to play in the league, and step up the competition to the three Canadian MLS clubs for the Voyagers Cup and Canadian Championship.

5) The banks would be competing for bragging rights and would enjoy them for one year if its club won the annual "Banker's Cup".

I received no response from Mr. Clanachan, but was not really expecting one.

 

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1 hour ago, Stoppage Time said:

I wonder about ways to have a few higher profile Canadians playing in the CPL, players such as Hamilton, Jackson-Hamel, Wright, and others. I decide to write a note to CPL Commissioner, Clanachan. I suggested:

1) The CPL negotiate a player sponsorship/salary deal with each of the Canada's largest banks, these being (in no particular order) Royal, BMO, Scotia, TD, CIBS, Desjardins, National, and HSBC.

2) Each bank would adopt one CPL club and sponsor an agreed upon percentage of the team's player salaries. A ceiling might be set at $150,000.00, or thereabouts, per season sponsorship.

3) Each team would then sign a couple of higher priced (simply by the soccer player market) nad, presumably, high quality Canadian players. This would give those Canadian players a financial incentive to to play in the CPL, and could well increase the standard of play in the league.

4) This strategy could help to solidify the goal of providing more opportunity for Canadians to play in the league, and step up the competition to the three Canadian MLS clubs for the Voyagers Cup and Canadian Championship.

5) The banks would be competing for bragging rights and would enjoy them for one year if its club won the annual "Banker's Cup".

I received no response from Mr. Clanachan, but was not really expecting one.

 

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Is it me or the roster too small at 23 players?!  7 international spots plus 2 goalies. That leaves 14 spots for Canadian players per team. Just this year there's almost 10-15 Canadian who didn't get drafted on the MLS superdraft plus the cis kids from the usport draft. Then Canadian cpl pros who just didn't fit in on their respective club and now out of contract available but not enough roster spots till next year.

Plus no longer expect Canadian to come to the cpl 😂salaries too low 

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